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International Land and Sea Travel Document Procedures Effective January 31, 2008

Posted: 1/30/2008

Beginning January 31, 2008, U.S. and Canadian citizens ages 19 and older should no longer expect that they will be able to prove identity and citizenship by relying on an oral declaration alone. Instead, travelers will be asked to present either a WHTI-Compliant document, or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, plus proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.

A complete list of acceptable documents is available to travelers at ports of entry and is available at Travelers who do not present one of these documents may be delayed while U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers attempt to verify their identity and citizenship. Children ages 18 and under will only need to present a birth certificate.

For more information, visit any of the following links:

- DHS announcement (from
- List of acceptable Documentations (from
- WHTI-Compliant document (from

You may also contact the Purchasing Department at 882-6553.

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